Monday, February 18, 2013

DIY Wall Art...

So, Thursday night, Lilly came down with a stomach bug. The poor thing was throwing up every ten minutes from 6:00-8:30 when she passed out. She slept with us and threw up a few times during the night and the next day. On Friday night...around 9:00 I started...and approximately three hours later...John caught it as well. Needless to say, it's been a long, exhausting weekend but we've made it through and are ready to start a new week.

While Lilly was recovering on Friday (laying on my bed drinking water and watching PBS) I painted our bedroom.

I used Behr Premium (paint and primer) which I'd never done before and it was well worth the extra $5! I painted our entire room in one coat and was covering a very DARK yellow wall. It only took 1/2 a gallon!

Here is a picture of the curtains against the freshly painted walls.

The paint color I chose is "Classic Taupe" By Behr. 

So: the walls are painted, the curtains up, two accent pillows completed, and I purchased some new coral sheets as well. The things left on my to-do list:

  • Purchase a white comforter and blue throw
  • Create some wall art
  • I have some canvases that I bought on Black Friday from Michael's and wanted to use them to make some wall art. I was perusing Pinterest and found some great ideas:
Old paint + canvas + foam brush = add to the never ending to do list

 I like this one especially because it it the colors in my room already..and very modern looking

DIY Canvas art

I like how simple this one maybe even I could do it!


Who can resist chevron...Love it!

DIY canvas painting « DIY Theory

This is gorgeous! I wonder how difficult it would be?

So, I hope you've been inspired...and more importantly are able to tell me which one you would choose for my room...


  1. Thanks so much for sharing. I'd love to have you come link this up to our Teach Me Tuesday Linky - it's brand new and in need of creative contributions!

  2. I really like the brush stroke looking one! Thanks for sharing at The Gunny Sack!